I got really bad review of the film from one of the reliable friend & he told me that this is the worst he’s expecting from Director like Nagesh Kukunoor.
It seems like Nagesh wanted to make a sleek sophisticated supernatural thriller in Commercial style but that’s not what he’s good at. If you see early track record of Nagesh till day, the human bonding & relationships always remain ethos & soul of his almost every films whether its sentimental ones like ‘Iqbal’, ‘Dor’ or one of the best suspense he made ‘3 Deewarein’. Considering this point, throughout the film I don’t get it in my head that it’s Kukunoor’s film. All characters are just like raw haystack, there’s no room for any character development here, forget about the performances. After a long time I saw Girish Karnad & Jawed Jaffri on screen & I was expecting something from them. Karnad is theatre veteran & Jawed has done fine act in last year’s one of the finest- ‘Shaurya’.
In every well made supernatural thriller, Psychology always plays pivotal sidekick & here’s its totally lacking. How can one see a photograph & see the past of the person remains an unanswered crap in ‘Mano Ya Na Mano’ style. But anyway as a murder mystery it maintains the attention to know the real secret. But as curtain of suspense opens, it looks like a big cheating from the beginning of the plot. Its one of the most improbable revelation I’ve ever seen. The film is also big letdown on many departments- abrupt screenplay based on some unbelievable supernatural plot & similar ending, superficial dialogues & absolutely no editing work at all. The only hope of the film is energetic Akshay & technically awesome cinematography.
Expecting a better film from Nagesh next time; because this is really unexpected hammering from you.